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Monday, June 11, 2012

Maxi-mize Your Maxi.

One of my favorite staples to rock throughout the Spring/Summer seasons are maxis. Maxi dresses, maxi skirts, maxi whatever. And I admit, I never was really into the maxi length before it was cool, but now that it's trending longer than ever before (pun intended), designers are making some really fabulous options!

Here are three of my favorite maxi skirts out currently that I'm dying to throw into my wardrobe...

Maxi Skirts

Long maxi skirt
£304 -

Rag bone sheer maxi skirt
$595 -

I love the bold mustard colored Derek Lam - no it's not Dijon, it's French's for sure. The leather trim on the Rag & Bone chiffon maxi is an amazing detail and doubles as a belt. And lastly, the neutral color-blocking of the Maison Martin Margiela is just plain hot.

I love innovative maxis like the ones I featured above. They each have an unique characteristic (bold color, leather detailing, color-blocking) that makes styling them so much fun.

Already have too many maxis hanging in your closet to handle? It's time to work with what you've got. Style the basics with a creative mindset and you won't even need to make another maxi purchase - no matter how fabulously different the maxi is from the last.

Here are a few ways to maxi-mize the maxis that you already have in your closet...

1. Knot it up. You see the low to high hem going on all over the place. It's really fab, but why waste money on half of a maxi when you can just clasp the hem in the front (or slightly off to the side) with either a pin or by making your own knot. This is a perfect styling feature to choose when having to decide between the shoes or the maxi - you can showcase them both!

2. Make it a little more B.A. Throw on a leather jacket and your feminine maxi will be taken to an entirely dangerous level of fabulous. 

3. Top with length. You don't always need to tuck in a tank to your maxi or cinch the waist (although this is always quite flattering). Try throwing on a longer top and playing with proportions in a different way.

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